Healthcare Reimbursement (Associate's) - Birmingham, Alabama
Associate of Science
A Healthcare Reimbursement professional plays an important role in a medical organization by ensuring that insurance requests are properly coded and billed in order to avoid costly delays in reimbursements.
The Healthcare Reimbursement Associate of Science degree at Virginia College in Birmingham provides specialized training in several coding conventions, including Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4), International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS) and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
During the 24-month intensive course of study in the Healthcare Reimbursement program, our instructors cover basic body anatomy, organs and systems to help you better understand the procedures you are coding and to help ensure coding accuracy.
Our instructors have real-world experience in healthcare reimbursement and provide training on the inner workings of these complex processes and procedures. You'll have access to the practical training needed for a rewarding career in a variety of healthcare settings, including physician practices, medical offices and clinics, hospital business offices, insurance companies, healthcare consulting firms and medical records departments.
One of the most important elements of the Healthcare Reimbursement associate of science degree at Virginia College in Birmingham is the opportunity to apply what you learn in class to an actual workplace setting. At the end of your program, you'll participate in an externship in a medical setting such as: a clinic, hospital business department, medical records office or similar healthcare setting supervised by a doctor, nurse or other health services professional. The externship experience provides helpful exposure to the actual day-to-day work of a healthcare reimbursement professional and provides valuable real world experience.
With successful completion of the Healthcare Reimbursement associate of science degree at Virginia College in Birmingham, qualified graduates may be eligible to sit for one or both of the following certification exams: Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC). Although certification is not a requirement for employment in healthcare reimbursement in the State of Alabama, it may highlight to potential employers the quality of your academic training and your commitment to a successful career as a healthcare reimbursement professional.
Real World Experiences
Birmingham's extensive medical community offers a wide variety of externship options and future employment opportunities and graduates have gone on to rewarding careers at a number of local healthcare offices and facilities. Virginia College in Birmingham offers career planning and placement assistance.
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